It has been a good year!
This year has really flown by and most of it has been positive. I managed to knock off most of the weight I regained after my mother died last October and although I am still hovering on the wrong side of 60kg, I do feel a lot better and more in... Read more
Hi all you brave Sparkies, this is an attempt to blog on my mobile - here we go with a rambling medly.
Pasta and baked beans are not my friends, so I ... Read more
I don't have a bucket list of feats I plan to accomplish before I die, but I do have a list of places I would like to visit one day. The region of Andalusia in Spain is on this list, so I was very pleased when my hubs said he would like to go on... Read more
try, try and try again
Trying to upload another pic - testing, testing!
. Okay, using google chrome to go to the Spark site seems to make a difference.... ... Read more
I have just spent a very annoying couple of hours trying to upload photos into a blog here on Spark using my new laptop - it is only loading about one pic per 20 attempts - I have had enough for now, I am afraid! Agghhh! ... Read more
Sheila's Resting Place
My dear brave Sparkies,
I just wanted to tell you how we spent last weekend in Scotland.
About 10 days before my mother died, my siblings and... Read more
As Spring is in the air, we decided to visit Amsterdam for a few days last week.
It is a 3.5 hours drive from where we live in Bremen, so it is just a ho... Read more
Has the cat got your tongue?
'Has the cat got your tongue?', my gran, Ethel, used to ask us when we were young, especially if she had the feeling that we were disgruntled about something, but wouldn't spit it out. She was a headmistress and she liked people to be articulate... Read more
A walk around Bremen, Germany
Last week I had an hour's wait between two medical appointments in town, so instead of reading rubbishy magazines in the waiting room after the first consultation, I grabbed my coat and switched on the camera on my cell phone. I have lived in Br... Read more
just testing .....
I'm just testing my apostrophes from a German keyboard to see if those wierd question marks with a black background get posted! Wendy's books are on DH' s shelves etc. etc.... Read more
My first clear thought this morning was that, no; I do not want to live in a chubby body. I have put on about 6 lbs since my mother died in October and they do not sit well with me. I am short, so 6lbs on me look like 10lbs on taller people. I ... Read more
love your mum
My dear Sparkies,
I thought quite a bit about whether or not to post a blog about my mother and her last few days at the hospital. One of the nurses on the ward, who was impressed with how clear and eloquent Mum was in her wishes, said it h... Read more
The Isle of Iona
Hi all you brave Sparkies!
This is a blog about our family visit to Iona last week.
The small island of Iona lies on the far side of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. ... Read more
stuffed bell peppers á la Kurdi
Another Sparkie (SCHNOOTIE) asked me to post my stuffed bell pepper recipe, so here it is!
Stuffed Bell Peppers á la Kurdi
Serves 2-3 people
4 fresh bell peppers (orange, red, yellow and green for fun)
1 cup risot... Read more
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a Kurdish fruit and veg market
We love fresh fruit and veggies, so when we are in Kurdistan we make a beeline for the local market when it is held in our part of town on Tuesday. It is about 10 minutes on foot from our house and the stalls are spread out on both sides of an o... Read more